Orchestra Chief Named VP At WQXR/New York
June 22, 2010 at 4:33 AM (PT)
ORPHEUS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Exec. Dir. GRAHAM PARKER has been named VP/Classical of WQXR/NEW YORK and WQXR.ORG by parent NEW YORK PUBLIC RADIO. PARKER, unrelated to the rocker of the same name, has been head of the orchestra for the last eight years.
Pres./CEO LAURA WALKER said that PARKER's "vision encompasses it all ... A leader of a conductor-less orchestra needs to have a sense of respect for the collective as well as the individual."